Life After Death Materialism

Humanity’s awareness is attributable to a physical existence that allows him or her to hear, see, touch, smell and in general experience life. A memory bank or consciousness full of a lifetime’s dreams and desires some that came to fruition while some did not. All the while, he or she acquires knowledge during their physical journey here on earth. People are born, they live and experience their life, and then they die. Once death occurs, is a material existence all humanity has and is there nothing that survives physical death? Perhaps there is in fact a vital force or consciousness that precedes and surpasses physical life. Although materialism does not acknowledge such a claim as there is no awareness besides what the physical body supports. There is however, support for continuance past the grave, which is an endorsement of a survival hypothesis where his or her consciousness endures past death (Peterson, et al., Philosophy of Religion, p. 493). It is what H. H. Price refers to as a dream-like state; where images originating from physical human experience both positive and negative including those not brought to realization determine his or her afterlife …show more content…
Both the materialist and the survival hypothesis make valid claims about a consciousness either surviving or not surviving physical death. Regardless, what can be said is that he or she might make the most of their existence in any world. To always be mindful of the person or entity he or she has become. To store up good memories and images of this life and let the bad experiences go. Unless they are willing to let the negativity go, it will continue to follow them all the days of their life and possibly in the next plane of existence as well. The time here on earth is short and if an afterlife exists eternity is

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